Galium binifolium N.A.Wakef.

Vic-torian Naturalist 72: 69, 70 (1955) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate, scrambling or loosly caespitose annual or perennial; stems slender, mostly 20–50 cm long, with sparse tiny retrorse prickles, or less often with hairs to c. 0.3 mm long, occasionally weakly rhizomatous. Leaves and stipules subsessile, very unequal, in whorls of 4, narrow-elliptic, narrow oblong-elliptic or narrow-oblanceolate, 3–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, acute or minutely acuminate without a terminal hair, surfaces with scattered hairs mainly on midrib and margins; margins narrowly recurved or narrowly revolute. Inflorescences 1–6-flowered, exceeding whorls or not; peduncles (1–)2–13(–40) mm long; pedicels 0.1–8 mm long. Corolla 1.3–2 mm diam., greenish to greenish-cream, occasionally tinged with purple abaxially. Fruit depressed-globose, 1–1.2 mm long; mericarps broad-ellipsoid or slightly reniform, touching one another, rugose or ribbed, glabrous.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WPro.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Rubiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-03-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Galium
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Galium binifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Galium binifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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New South Wales